FanPost

Hasim Rahman LOSES! (Spoiler)

The Super 8 heavyweight tournament went down last night and for those who are interested, here's what happened:

QUARTER FINALS

In the first round, Hasim "The Rock" Rahman was outpointed by kiwi heavyweight kickboxer-turned-boxer, and 7 to 1 underdog, Antz "Notorious" Nansen (Surprise, surprise). Nansen used movement and his hand speed to keep away from Rahman's right hand, and was a lot crisper with his combinations.

Michael Sprott and Martin "The Entertainer" Rogan fought to a decision in favour of Sprott. Prizefighter experience was shining through as both were familiar with this format (3 x 3 minute rounds). Although rocked at one stage, Sprott managed to control the ring and win the fight.

Alonzo "Big Zo" Butler, the biggest fighter weighing in at 134kg, lost in a shock defeat to kiwi wild card Brice Ritani-Coe, who had a lot of support from UFC and boxing stars (Randy Couture, Forrest Griffin to name a few). Ritani-Coe looked sharp, avoided most of Butler's haymakers and beat him with a decision win, being the more active fighter.

In the last quarter final Kali "Mean Hands" Meehan bested Australian wildcard Hunter Sam in a points decision. It was rather close as Meehan battled Sam's unorthodox style, getting clipped a few times, for the win.

SEMI FINALS

Michael Sprott outpointed Antz Nansen to a decision showing his Prizefighter experience, imposing his will and controlling the ring.

Kali Meehan beat Brice Ritani-Coe to a decision, with Ritani-Coe being rocked by Meehan's power punches in the first round and hitting the canvas. The remaining rounds were very close, however Meehan was seen the victor in the eyes of the judges.

FINAL

As a shocking result, Kali Meehan lived up to his nickname "Mean Hands" knocking out the former PrizeFighter champion Michael Sprott in the first round. In an exchange, Meehan clipped Sprott with a powerful right hand that put him on wobbly legs. After being knocked to the ground, and a remaining 22 seconds in the round, Meehan knocked him down again to have Sprott's corner throw in the towel.

Kali "Mean Hands" Meehan is New Zealand's Super 8 Heavyweight Champion - picking up some nice prize money as well...

Xcutvco_medium


<strong><font color="red">FanPosts are user-created content written by community members of Bad Left Hook, and are generally not the work of our editors. <em>Please do not source FanPosts as the work of Bad Left Hook</em>.</font></strong>

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker